Dance is an efficient way to make friends at parties, allowing you to sidestep small talk and get right into conversations about Bob Fosse. Let your feet make the friends with this Groupon.
$39 for One Four-Week Group Dance Course ($85 Value)
Students gather each week for one-hour classes, regularly swapping partners to meet new people and hone leading and following skills. Dance Manhattan also offers group courses for couples only that do not require rotation.
Though Dance Manhattan sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Owners and veteran dancers Elena Iannucci and Teddy Kern cultivate a lively community at Dance Manhattan during more than 80 weekly classes that break down social styles ranging from salsa to charleston. Like hotheaded detectives, students in group classes swap partners regularly, a practice that helps every student develop friendships while challenging their leading and following skills. Both Iannucci and Kern exhibit a particular flair for swing and have developed a faculty that includes International Lindy Hop Championship–award-winners Evita Arce and Michael Jagger. Master classes and workshops focus on partnering tricks and difficult styles such as the Argentine tango. Wedding sessions help engaged couples enjoy a graceful, relaxed first dance as well as a elegant resolution for their first dance-fight.
All students are automatically enrolled in a program that offers discounts within the dance community. Instructors foster a fun, welcoming environment by leading weeknight practices and special events that are free to program members and are occasionally punctuated by niceties such as roses, cupcakes, and emoticons. To that end, the studio hosts Friday-night parties and monthly open houses fueled by live DJs, as well as artists who rent space for performances and practice.